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Friday, March 27, 2020
What the CARES Act Means for Illinoisans

Congress approved and the President has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) today. The $2.2 trillion economic rescue package provides help for families, small business, hospitals,…


Friday, March 27, 2020
Butler’s Bulletin: Tax Filing Deadline Extended & Other COVID-19 Updates

As measures continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19, I want to reiterate that the most important thing any of us can do right now is to practice proper social…


Friday, March 27, 2020
CDC & Microsoft Create Coronavirus Self-Checker

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Microsoft have created an online self-assessment tool to help people experiencing mild symptoms determine if their illness might be COVID-19. The purpose of…


Thursday, March 26, 2020
Response Fund Created to Help Non-profits

The United Way of Illinois and the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations, in collaboration with the state of Illinois, have established the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund to raise funds from individual, corporate,…


Thursday, March 26, 2020
Telemedicine Services Available

Millions of Illinoisans are subject to the state’s “stay at home” order because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. But while we all endeavor to hang out at home as much…


Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Illinois Income Tax Filing Deadline Extended to July 15

The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) is following the federal government in providing special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The filing deadline…


Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Emergency Assistance Programs Available for Illinois Small Businesses

Three new programs from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to help small businesses: Hospitality Emergency Grant Program To help hospitality businesses make ends meet in the midst of…


Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Daycare Closures and Providing Childcare for Essential Workers

The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development, along with many agency partners, has developed a webpage with resources to help address child care needs under the Governor’s Stay at Home order….


Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Low-Interest Bridge Loans for Small Businesses in the Works

Illinois small businesses can tap into $250 million in low-interest bridge loans as soon as this week to help push through the COVID-19 pandemic. The state treasurer’s office will make…


Monday, March 23, 2020
What to do if you feel sick

From the Illinois Hospital Association: Every Illinoisan plays a role in ensuring our health care system remains fully operational to treat patients in need of urgent care. If you are…